Vintage Moroccan Azilal Carpet AZ37

This vintage Azilal carpet displays a delicate lozenge network filled with fertility symbolism and male motifs. Moments of the lozenge chains are distorted, giving an almost mirage effect. Pattern knotted in red, black and turquoise. Woven in a combination of wool and cotton on a soft ivory wool ground and cotton warp.

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Azilal

This High Atlas village produces some very colorful carpets from a Berber tribe of the same name. The Azilal tribe shares many patterns and symbols that are similar to its Beni Ouarain cousin, but differ in knot technique. The main difference is in construction, Azilals utilizing a single knot technique, while the Beni Ouarain tribes use a double knot and weave entirely in wool. Azial carpets can be made of a wool pile with various other fibers woven into the backing. This is due in part to limited access of raw wool material and the lack of need for the rugs to provide insulation from the cold.

tribe.Azilal
region.High Atlas Mountains, Morocco
circa.1980's
dimensions.10'4" x 5' / 3.15m x 1.53m
pile height.Low
fringe length.6"
condition.Excellent
rug no.AZ37